Delaware Office of Highway Safety and Department of Transportation Launch Pedestrian Safety Education Campaign
Delaware’s pedestrian safety education campaign kicked off this week with demonstrations of the effects of speed on pedestrian safety in New Castle County and Sussex County. The “Walk Smart” campaign, a collaborative effort between the Office of Highway Safety (OHS), the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), and state and local law enforcement with other partners, is meant to educate the public about safe walking and crossing practices to improve safety on the road. The campaign comes at a significant time as May has trended as highest for pedestrian crashes in Delaware.
Delaware Office of Highway Safety officials are pleased to announce a 13.6% drop in fatal traffic crashes, and an even greater 14.6% drop in Delaware’s traffic deaths for 2013. There were 95 fatal motor vehicle crashes resulting in 99 fatalities in 2013 compared to 110 fatal crashes resulting in 116 fatalities in 2012. This is the first time traffic fatalities have been under 100 in the last 50 years on First State roadways.
It only takes a few minutes on the highway to know that people drive in all different ways. Some drive fast. Some drive slow. Some choose to follow the rules of the road, while others do not. Today, OHS is asking …what do you think about the way that you drive? Get the facts. Take the survey for a chance to win tickets to the 2014 Firefly Music Festival!
It’s proving to be a very dangerous year for those trying to walk near Delaware roadways, say state Office of Highway Safety officials (OHS). Since January 1st of this year 13 pedestrians have died in traffic related crashes in Delaware. That number is higher than at this time last year. This is particularly alarming because it is only mid-year, with the fall season yet to come – a time of year when travel and traffic increases, day light hours get shorter and sun glare becomes an issue, bringing an increased risk for more pedestrian and motor vehicle crashes.
Don’t Join The Walking Dead. That is the new message OHS along with their traffic safety partners are conveying to pedestrians across Delaware. What you need to know Walking safely is really just about using your brain. When people walk around mindlessly, they get hurt or killed. Out of all the deaths that occur on […]